Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.35%

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Germany shares lower at close of trade; DAX down 0.35%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Transportation & Logistics , Basic Resources and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.35%, while the MDAX index fell 0.14%, and the TecDAX index declined 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ), which rose 1.50% or 0.60 points to trade at 40.65 at the close. Henkel & Co KGaA AG Pref (DE: HNKG_p ) added 0.94% or 1.00 points to end at 107.30 and Beiersdorf AG O.N. (DE: BEIG ) was up 0.86% or 0.840 points to 98.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ), which lost 4.65% or 1.520 points to trade at 31.170 in late trade. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE: LHAG ) declined 2.46% or 0.580 points to end at 22.990 and Fresenius SE & Co KGAA O.N. (DE: FREG ) shed 2.22% or 1.540 points to 67.760.

The top performers on the MDAX were Deutsche Wohnen AG (DE: DWNG ) which rose 1.50% to 40.500, Airbus Group SE (DE: AIRG ) which was up 1.22% to settle at 100.90 and Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which gained 1.19% to close at 118.800.

The worst performers were Metro AG (DE: MEOG ) which was down 3.55% to 8.428 in late trade, Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE: WCHG ) which lost 3.54% to settle at 118.65 and Aurubis AG (DE: NAFG ) which was down 2.89% to 69.800 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Xing AG (DE: OBCGn ) which rose 2.37% to 281.00, Wirecard AG (DE: WDIG ) which was up 1.83% to settle at 142.000 and S&T AG (F: SANT1 ) which gained 1.79% to close at 19.860.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which was down 5.10% to 140.450 in late trade, Medigene NA O.N. (DE: MDG1k ) which lost 4.55% to settle at 13.000 and Dialog Semiconductor (DE: DLGS ) which was down 4.01% to 15.065 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 399 to 303 and 82 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 2.74% to 15.80.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.02% or 0.20 to $1302.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.59% or 0.39 to hit $65.56 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.06% or 0.82 to trade at $76.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.24% to 1.1771, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8782.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 93.55.

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